Mugello Moto2: Redding Earns Pole ahead of Nakagami

Scott Redding at Mugello Moto2 Qualifying

Scott Redding at Mugello Moto2 Qualifying

2013 Mugello Moto2 Qualifying Results

Moto2 championship leader Scott Redding will start on pole position for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello.

The Marc VDS Racing Team rider will share Sunday’s front row with Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami and Desguaces La Torre SAG’s Marcel Schrotter, who achieved a career-best qualifying result.

Englishman Redding sealed the top spot – and his second pole, after Texas – with a best effort of 1:52.958, edging out Japan’s Nakagami, who maintains his 100-percent front row record for 2013.

The German Schrotter was highly pleased with third position, having first contested a World Championship race in the 125cc class in 2008.

Row 2 will be made up of Johann Zarco, Nico Terol and Esteve Rabat for Came IodaRacing Project, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 and Tuenti HP 40 respectively, but there was much frustration for Rabat’s teammate Pol Espargaro who had topped final practice but at the end of qualifying was bumped right down to 10th place.

Desguaces La Torre Maptaq’s Xavier Simeon lines up behind Rabat in seventh, ahead of NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis in eighth, and Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Jordi Torres in ninth. There was a double fall during this session for Mattia Pasini and Louis Rossi, leaving the NGM Mobile Racing and Tech 3 riders 19th and 24th quickest.

2013 Mugello Moto2 Qualifying Results:

1 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 277.1 1’52.958
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 285.2 1’53.123 0.165 / 0.165
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 280.4 1’53.221 0.263 / 0.098
4 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 278.4 1’53.278 0.320 / 0.057
5 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 286.3 1’53.368 0.410 / 0.090
6 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 279.0 1’53.383 0.425 / 0.015
7 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 278.6 1’53.459 0.501 / 0.076
8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 284.7 1’53.466 0.508 / 0.007
9 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 273.4 1’53.611 0.653 / 0.145
10 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 284.5 1’53.678 0.720 / 0.067
11 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 279.5 1’53.708 0.750 / 0.030
12 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 280.5 1’53.885 0.927 / 0.177
13 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 284.6 1’53.910 0.952 / 0.025
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 280.9 1’53.962 1.004 / 0.052
15 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 280.3 1’53.971 1.013 / 0.009
16 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 285.3 1’54.019 1.061 / 0.048
17 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 280.2 1’54.152 1.194 / 0.133
18 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 282.2 1’54.232 1.274 / 0.080
19 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 284.2 1’54.395 1.437 / 0.163
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 280.9 1’54.399 1.441 / 0.004
21 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 277.2 1’54.621 1.663 / 0.222
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 279.1 1’54.630 1.672 / 0.009
23 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 271.9 1’54.721 1.763 / 0.091
24 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 284.8 1’54.865 1.907 / 0.144
25 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 286.0 1’54.922 1.964 / 0.057
26 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 279.2 1’55.050 2.092 / 0.128
27 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 282.4 1’55.416 2.458 / 0.366
28 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 273.5 1’55.454 2.496 / 0.038
29 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 279.7 1’55.496 2.538 / 0.042
30 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 281.8 1’55.677 2.719 / 0.181
31 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 278.9 1’55.921 2.963 / 0.244
32 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 274.1 1’57.055 4.097 / 1.134

 

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